December 16, 2018

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Clark Hollow Ramblings

Clark Hollow Ramblings: The Volunteer

It is hard to know what to say about Frank and his spirit of volunteerism. It went deeper than that with Frank. It had to do with community and, indeed, with a sense of belonging. It had to do with giving back to the community and keeping our citizens safe and their properties protected. […]

Food and Drink

Inn chefs are served dinner for once

The Culinary Cure host, who is well known for her healthy habits and kitchen interventions, teamed up with Barbara Crocker to prepare one of their popular Family Meals for the Inn’s staff, as they’ve done in the kitchens of Mini Bar, Pineapple & Pearls, and other leading restaurants. […]

School/Education News

School news for Dec. 13

Governor Northam announced this week that Rappahannock County was one of six recipients to receive grant funding for quality preschool education for at-risk children; CCLC names new executive director; and WCDS shops for Toys for Tots. […]


The midnight salute America never saw

As was witnessed during this past week’s State Funeral, which stretched from Washington to Houston to Bush’s final resting place at Texas A&M, the U.S. military — past and present — came out in full force to honor one of their own, a young Navy pilot who’d flown 58 missions in the Pacific theater, and was rescued at sea not once, but twice. […]

Letters to the Editor

Three cheers for VDOT

Storm after storm, VDOT was there — with amazing speed. After the windstorm, VDOT employees and contractors worked day and night, wielding chainsaws and heavy equipment to clear safe passages. When downpours destroyed highways, VDOT workers assessed the damage late at night and were there the next morning. […]


Redirecting the conversation

So when you hear conversations saying what we can’t do, what some don’t want us to have for the quality of life a civilized society wants for its common good, please redirect the conversation of those naysayers to what actions are they taking to resolve situations. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for Dec. 13

More than seventy festive folks attended the Town Christmas party, this last ever celebration hosted by Washington Mayor John Fox Sullivan; and a reminder for Rappahannock United Methodist Church’s annual Living Nativity is this Saturday, […]


Rappahannock roundup

Highway 211 near Sperryville was closed for a brief period last Thursday to make way for a cattle drive. Farmer Cliff Miller III was moving his sizeable herd to greener pastures, with the large brown bull seen here bringing up the rear. […]

Rappahannock Weather

Tomorrow is forecast to be Warmer than today.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 10%
High 49° / Low 37°
Partly Cloudy
Skies clearing overnight. Lows overnight in the upper 30s.
Monday 0%
High 54° / Low 29°
Mostly sunny skies. High 54F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.

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Local Events This Week

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  • Unitarian Universalists services

    December 16, 2018  10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Hearthstone School, 11576 Lee Hwy, Sperryville, VA 22740, USA
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  • Traditional Caroling Party

    December 16, 2018  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    115 N East St, Culpeper, VA 22701, USA
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  • "The Nutcracker"

    December 16, 2018  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    663 Castleton View Rd, Castleton, VA 22716, USA
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  • Amissville Christmas Music Program

    December 16, 2018  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Amissville United Methodist Church, 14760 Lee Hwy, Amissville, VA 20106, USA
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